Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver had his London home targeted by thieves.
Although Jamie and his family (his wife Jules and their four children) are not thought to have been in the house at the time, the Mirror report that thieves broke into the home through the basement.
The property in North London, valued at almost €10 million, was broken into and supposedly ‘ransacked’ by burglars. Neighbours noticed a door had been left open in the house and informed Jamie, 40, that something was amiss.
Police are now said to be examining CCTV footage in attempts to track down those responsible.
Locals have said that coming into winter, burglaries such as this become more common:
“The police regularly advise us to review our security arrangements at this time of year as burglars are known to scout the area looking for empty homes.
Jamie's home has got CCTV, but it seems it didn't help in this instance as the burglars got in through the garage.”
A spokesperson for the Metropolitan Police confirmed the news and added that officers are working to track down the criminals.
“Officers attended and went inside the property and found that the premises had been burgled. Items were removed from the address.”
Jamie and his family are said to be in the process of moving to a new home in Hampstead. The Grade II-listed house recently purchased by the TV chef dates back to the 17 century, according to Mail Online.
Builders are supposedly carrying out improvement to the eight bedroom property before the family relocate.
A rep for Jamie said “nobody was hurt” during the incident and also added that “two electrical items were taken” from the home.